By Christopher Priest
The eagerly expected new novel from “one of the grasp illusionists of our time.” (Wired)
In the close to destiny, Tibor Tarent, a contract photographer, is recalled from Anatolia to Britain whilst his spouse, an relief employee, is killed—annihilated by means of a terrifying weapon that reduces its objective to a triangular patch of scorched earth.
A century previous, Tommy Trent, a level magician, is distributed to the Western entrance on a mystery venture to render British reconnaissance plane invisible to the enemy.
Present day. A theoretical physicist develops a brand new approach to diverting topic, a discovery with devastating effects that would resonate via time.
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DE JONG refers to the ms with the siglum R. , direct copies of the exis ting mss-family �. The ten mss are: 4 1 . 4 1 For a d escnptJon of these mss, cf. MACDoNALD (2003a). Chapter 1 : Introduction to the Critical Editions of Pras 40 • • • • • • • • • • Ms � (A), reel-no. A 916/5, NGMPP, Devanagari script, undated. Ms "'if (C), reel-no. B 90/3, NGMPP, Nevari script, undated. Ms � (E), reel-no. B 88/6, NGMPP, Devanagari script, undated. Ms "tfl (F), reel-no. A 916/6-917/1 , NGMPP, Devanagari script, date not identified.
309 1 tii ] om. �. 309 1 evalll ] am. �. 309 2-310 1 am. � but pardy inserted by the same hand 3 1 1 2 karma ] am. "If. 3 1 1 7 'tha] om. �. 3 1 1 8 tan ] om. �. 3 1 1 17-3122 naiva . . anityatvado�asl om. �. 310 sat ] am. "If. 313 11 tac] om. �. 314 10 kal;t] am. Of. 316 11 manu�acittiin ] am. 316 11 °pretaO ] om. �. Chapter 1 : Introduction to the Critical Editions of Pras 55 65 v8: complete variant readings (25 instances) 66 • v9: interpolations or insertions ( 1 6 instances) 7 • vlO: variant sandhi due to differences in punctuation (14 instances t 68 • vl l : transpositions ( 1 instance ) Regarding variants caused by changes of ak�aras (v5), vowels are 69 occasionally altered due to omission or insertion of a stroke.
Aso '1. 323 6 'vipranasaO ] 'vipranasao '1. . 59 The dental sibilant s replaces � four instances of the same word: 307 6 vi�pando ] v�. spando Q. 307 1 0 vi�panda1;t ] vispanda1;t '1. 308 vi�panda1;t ] vispanda1;t '1. 315 vi�pando ] 2 vI�pando � ('1 lacuna). The palatal sibilant s replaces s in two instances: 3215 visabhaga 4 nal11 ] visabhaga narp. �. 322 sasravanasravaO ] sasravanasrava° ;;'. 9 Substantives in the Sanskrit Mss: Significant Variant Readings The expression significant variant reading is here used in the particular sen se of a different reading attested by one or more ms, which is grammatically and semantically possible in the given sentence, but which has not been adopted in the critical edition.